Roger Dale Prestridge, 67, of Wilton, passed away June 20, 2017 at Maine Veteran's Homes in Augusta surrounded by family.
He was born on February 25, 1950 in Palestine, Texas, a son of William and Murtie Teel Prestridge.
He attended Palestine High School.
In 1968 he began his career in the Army. He was stationed in Fort Kent, Kentucky, Kaiserslautern, Germany, South Vietnam and Fort Beddington, Georgia. While in the army he received several medals and awards including a Silver Star, Meritorius Service and three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters. He retired in 1988 as a Sergeant First Class. He earned his wings in 101st airborne and was an instructor in Germany.
He enjoyed fishing, raising animals and working in his flowers and gardens, landscaping and took pride in his whole property.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca; daughter Kimberly and husband Ralph Black; daughter Miriam and fiance Rick Fitzpatrick; step-daughter Kristina and husband Brian Leahy; step-son Arden and wife Kris Starbird; brothers, William Jr. and wife Carole, Thomas and wife Sheila; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and many aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his sister Martha; and step-daughter, Tamara.
Condolences and tributes may be shared with his family at www.wilesrc.com.
Published on June 23, 2017